Munchers: A Fable : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive (2024)

Proto-claymation goes awry with talking teeth and a demonic tooth decay character. A food group hoe-down highlights the importance of good nutrition to help maintain healthy teeth.

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Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2009
Subject: This is your Play-Doh on drugs!

Keep your toys away from mom's pain meds, kids!

Reviewer: SpiderB - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2007
Subject: Thank goodness.

I could have sworn that this had been a figment of my seven-year-old (at the time) imagination.

The year was 1982, friends, and this movie scared the hell out of me. Yes, I was a wussy girl, but the dang peg-leg tooth and the demon tooth decay... let's just say I would have appreciated the comic value of this film 11 years later, possibly with the help of some weed.

Oddly, I only remember the beginning of it. While it's possible that my young, traumatized mind blocked it out, it's also entirely possible that I got so freaked out that I was removed from the classroom.

Second grade also marked my first meeting with a psychiatrist. Take that any way you want to. :)

Reviewer: Wakashimazu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2007
Subject: an anti-cavity film that will blow your mind....

This is SO going on myspace!!

Reviewer: KitschKlassics - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2007
Subject: Wigged-out!!

If your idea of a good time involves a one-legged, plasticine tooth espousing the merits of good dental care, over a sountrack of fiddle-infused, acid wah-wah guitar, then is is probably the film for you!

Reviewer: Inayity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2006
Subject: You guys are never going to believe this...

This is...the Holy Grail of internet finds for me. I was shown this movie as a 1st and 2nd grader while attending St. Claude Heights Grammar School in Chalmette, Louisiana during the years 1977 & 1978. Afterwards, long strips of pink/red tablets were torn into 3-packs and handed to the students. Chewing the tablets dissolved the material and then you could look in the mirror and "see" where cavities were likely to form.

Anyway, I've been using the Internet, not just computers, since 1989/1990, having gotten my first computer in 1982. I have been able to hunt down everything I've ever wanted on the Internet, from songs I heard only once on the radio but never forgot to television shows that only I seem to remember, etc.

This was the absolutely LAST thing I had not been able to track down from my childhood on the Internet. Until now. It is the single earliest memory of moving media. While it is, after all, just a campy video about the perils of tooth decay, it oddly represents something much more to me- a chance to watch a 10 minute film I saw 28 years ago but never forgot. A chance to take the earliest, vaguest memory as a child of a moving picture and re-watch it all these years later.

Reviewer: silvertwinz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2006
Subject: holy cow!!

this is video gold!! the claymation is clunky, the songs are trippy and the whole thing feels like a bad fever dream. totally reccomended!!

Reviewer: Robot Mike - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2006
Subject: Just DANDY to have around...

Whoa! This is about the weirdest tooth decay movie I've seen. I would imagine that this film was too scary for the little ones it was aimed at; (the scenes where the villain attacks look pretty morbid when taken too seriously). But, the music and dance scenes totally make up for it.

I give this 5 stars, because the colors make me feel happy inside...

Reviewer: mateh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2005
Subject: anti-cavity cartoon

an adorable cartoon encouraging you to fight cavities and eat well.

Reviewer: Karma Hawk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2005
Subject: ripe for the parodying

This film was produced by dentists to promote a balanced diet, however the fact that it hasn't (at least to my knowledge) been parodyed leads me to believe that it wasn't shown to very many people. This film has it all: a two faced villan (quite litteraly) a moral lesson and lots of songs. Actually the more apropriate word for the songs here would be "ditties" sure they do sing some of what could be considered songs in the first half, but in the second half it turns into this wierd "tell 'em and sing it back" mentality. One of the best parts is all the food groups dancing together it's just so quirky. A must see on this site.

Reviewer: chadwys - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2005
Subject: Jack Skellington has nothing on Jack Sweet

Holy crap they have breakbeats and hot bass lines on this soundtrack...rawk on!

Now, if my teeth have faces and mouths, then do my teeth have teeth, and so on? This leads me to believe that drugs would enhance the enjoyment of this film.

Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2004
Subject: If you've thought you've seen it all...

Then this film will help you dissuade you.

A land of happy go lucky teeth get a stranger, who is happy to give out candy! Then the stranger turns nasty, using some sort of plier thingy to try to rot their minds (literally). One of the teeth goes away to find a tooth oldtimer, with a gold crown and, yes, a wooden leg, who tells junior tooth about the 4 food groups (each of them have their own annoying little ditty). Soon, the tooth comes back to confront Mr. Tooth decay, only to be nearly defeated! Luckily, Old timer tooth shows up with a giant tube of toothpaste which gobs Mr. Tooth decay all up! "I'll be back!" Mr Tooth decay warns us. Yes, but WHEN???????

Honestly, all of that happens.

Filled with trippy music, clumsy claymation, and a druggy story, this is one for the ages. Just about nearly topples that Skanapagalapos Part 2 or whatever that was on one of Skip's 'Huh?' tapes for sheer claymation weirdness. A MUST SEE on this site.

Munchers: A Fable : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive (2024)


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